Foraging & wild courses
*Between 20th March & 1st April 10 % of all course fees are being donated to raise funds for a 'cuddle cot' at Herford County Hospital, helping parents who have lost their baby spend time with them before they say goodbye.*
Along side wild food foraging & cookery days I also run bespoke courses for chefs, product developers & the drinks industry. I lead private groups & can wild food survey your land. Please do get in touch if you'd like to discuss what I can do for you.
If you join me for a foraging day, I'll show you what to gather and more crucially how to turn it into something utterly delicious, my focus is to get you to see plants you probably already know & have in your weedy garden for the food they really are. This year my foraging days are co-hosted with experts in wild booze, beauty products & hedgerow medicine - it's a huge pleasure to work with these inspiring people & I hope you'll join us on our hill to discover how amazing the wild really is!
As well as teaching from our hill in the Black Mountains I also teach at a few special venues in the South West & Midlands - including Humble By Nature in Monmouthshire, Otter Farm in Devon and Brompton Cookery School outside Shrewsbury. These courses are booked via the venues. Vouchers bought on this site cannot be redeemed against courses run by Humble By Nature, Otter Farm or Brompton Cookery School. They CAN be redeemed against courses run directly by forage and wild feasts (indicated with a *)
Where you'll find me teaching this year:
9th April - Brompton Cookery School Shrewsbury
(foraging day co-hosted with chef Marcus Bean) Marcus is an incredibly talented chef who produces food that tastes extraordinary in a non-scary way! This course is for gluttonous foragers...
10th April - Bromyard Downs Family Foray
Family foraging walk (admission free -sponsored by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust) 13th May - suitable for all ages - if you can eat, you can eat wild!
22nd & 23rd April - Otter Farm, Devon (Foraging weekend co-hosted with Mark Diacono)
Mark is a writer, cook, ecologist (and far more besides) He set up & runs Otter Farm in Devon & we'll be spending with weekend with Mark foraging hedgerows, flower beds & woodland. If you're into eating your garden this is the weekend for you.
29th April - Humble By Nature, Monmouthshire A wild Taste of Spring
Humble By Nature is based on a lovely working farm just outside Monmouth, run by broadcaster Kate Humble & her husband Ludo it's farmed by Tim & Sarah whose animals graze on lots of the same plants we're foraging for - join me & the other animals...
20th May * - Wild Spring Feast, Longtown Herefordshire.
Save the date - wild cocktails, canapes, 3 course meal, incredible music from Kizzy Crawford, Welsh soul-stress The ultimate way to fall in love with the wild.
£37.50 (buy tickets
17th June - Humble By Nature, Monmouthshire - A wild taste of summer
21st June * - Midsummer Herbal - Clodoch, Herefordshire
Co-hosted with Herbalist Rowan Mconegal - Rowan is a fantastic herbalist with years of teaching hedgerow medicine - join us for a special day discovering plants you can use for food & plants you can use for health (and how they are often the same thing..)
9:30 - 3:30pm
£90 (price includes lunch & ingredients for making herbal products to take home )
1st July * - Foraging & wild booze day, Clodoch, Herefordshire
Co-hosted with Andy Hamilton, Author of Booze for Free. Andy is a writer, brewer & amazing cocktail maker - he is just the person you want to speak with if you want to learn how to make wild drinks. Join us for a day foraging, eating drinking and making
10 - 4pm
£90 (price includes lunch & all ingredients required to make wild gin & vermouth to take home)
August - family foraging event - details to be released soon.
30th September - Humble By Nature - A wild Taste of Autumn
7th & 8th October * Wild Beauty co-hosted with Amanda Saurin of AS-Apothecary
Amanda Saurin is a plant grower and gatherer, distiller and maker at Brighton based AS-APOTH. Amanda has worked with herbs and homeopathy for many years developing effective, gentle, bespoke preparations. Join Liz & Amanda to gather wild plants to turn into food & skin nourishing natural cosmetics to keep you glowing with health through the winter ahead.
£100 per day / £190 weekend (£10 will be refunded on booking both days)
(price includes lunch & all ingredients required to make a selection of skin care products to take home)